Braided hairstyles They made a comeback in the last two years Nigerian hair trends Before, braids were seen as inferior compared to weaves and extensions, but not anymore.
Braids are seen as glamorous and trendy just like weaves and there are many to choose from. But we’ve made it easy for you to choose how you want to feel like a queen by compiling a list of 35 Nigerian braided hairstyles.
Classic Nigerian braid hairstyles
Braid hairstyles are very popular among African and Caribbean blacks. These are the 35 best braided hairstyles for Nigerian women.
1. Colorful crown braid
No need to dye your entire head of hair to rock some color. With this royal crown braid hairstyle, all that matters is that the braid gets the color treatment!
2. Long box braids with beads
Bring long box braids to life by adding gold or silver hair clips near the top of the braids. You can also play with color by opting for ombre braids, like these light purple ones above, which are gorgeous on dark skin tones.
3. Tricolor swirl braid
A fancy event or event requires an equally fancy hairstyle! Try this Nigerian braided hairstyle with brown and yellow color on braids of varying sizes that are then woven into one larger braid and styled into a big round swirl bun.
4. Cornrow braids
Whether you wear your hair short or you’re just waiting to grow it out, a Nigerian braid hairstyle is incredibly protective. Leave it as is for a simple style or add some hair ties for emphasis.
5. Half Updo Jumbo Braid
Thick hair will always give you a regal feel to your hairstyle, so go with jumbo Nigerian braids! Gather just the top half into a high twist bun for a quick style that will make you feel like a queen.
6. Half braids with curls
One of the most popular Nigerian braid hairstyles features hair that is only half braided, leaving the bottom part natural. It’s great to flaunt tight frizzy curls, so wear it up or just part in a ponytail!
7. Ponytail with braid extensions
If you or your little girl desires long Nigerian braids, you can try extensions to get the look you desire. This high ponytail is a young and trendy hairstyle and you wouldn’t even know it was made possible with extensions! Leave two pieces of face framing loose and wrap with twine or twine for a different style element.
8. Tiny twist braids
One way to achieve a fuller looking hairstyle is by opting for lots of tiny twists. This Nigerian braid hairstyle is a bit more time consuming to achieve, but the glamorous result is conveniently versatile for both casual and formal settings.
9. Purple box braids
We’re huge fans of any colorful Nigerian braid hairstyle, like these long, bright purple braids. Vibrant color is very flattering against darker skin tones, so why not give it a try?
10. Long feed braids
Feeder braids are another option for women who want a longer Nigerian braided hairstyle. This look features medium sized braids and a gorgeous detailed design near the hairline.
24. All the back corners
Corners They are a classic braided hairstyle. They can be made with or without extensions. The simple cornrow “all back” is a hairstyle that suits the whole face and is convenient for keeping the hair away from the face.
The ‘Choco’ is a Braided ponytail which has been around for years in Nigeria, long before it became popular in Central America. This is done by braiding the hair upwards into a bun.
26. Single braids
only Box braidLike most braid hairstyles in Nigeria are classic. You can wear them with or without extensions. With extensions, they can last up to 7 hours depending on their size, but without extensions, they can be done in under an hour or two, again depending on the size and density of your hair.
27. Goddess braids
Goddess braids also known as Crown braids involves braiding the hair at the front of the head. They look majestic and hence the name, ‘goddess braids’. They are not time consuming as they can be completed in minutes.
For bigger braids and the best look, you can add some extensions, but if your hair volume is adequate, you may not need it.
28. Two braids braids
Twin braid braids They are relaxed styles that are comfortable and casual. This is the Nigerian braided hairstyle that you wear when you have errands to run on the weekend, or when you have other activities that require a no-fuss hairstyle. You can add some extensions if you want it bigger and longer. On shorter hair, you can tuck the ends.
29. Reverse corners
This braided hairstyle is usually called French braids. They are like normal trees but from the inside out, it gives a flat finish and a pattern like a zipper.
It can be used alone to create other styles like pompadour and other superior styles, but it can also be braided in rows as is customary among Nigerian women.
30. Corners of different sizes
All cornrows in one size is a look, but the combination of large size braids and tiny size braids looks even better. This style can be done with extensions for a bolder finish, but without extensions, they will look just as good.
31. Half Braided afdo
The half updo has been a popular braid style among Nigerian women for some time now. It involves braiding one half of the hair into a ponytail while braiding the other half down and flat. This is a stylish way to change up your look if you think the full vest is too basic for you.
32. Braided Ninja Buns
Ninja buns are an edgy take on the lazy bun and we love it. to create a ninja Braided buns, divide your hair into two sections. Braid one section from the crown of your head to about midway, then braid the same section from the nape of your neck up to the middle section.
Use a rubber band to secure the ends of the two braids into one, then tie into a bun. Repeat the same on the other section and you’re good to go.
33. Braided pompadour
When you think of the pompadour, it is common to imagine loose hair that has been rolled up and tucked in. But a pompadour doesn’t have to be loose, it can be done with a combination of chickens on the sides and single braids in the middle, rolled and tucked at the end of the head. This braid style can be worn to formal events like proms, dinners and even church.
34. Half cornrow and single braids
It is just as versatile as having only single braids all over the head. With your hair half-twisted and individually braided all the way, you can get a completely relaxed look, switch to high bun or a low bun. But the most important thing is that your hair is away from your face.
35. Feed braids
Feed braids are a comfortable hairstyle for Nigerian women. It’s like cornrow 2.0. It is neat and includes cutting the hair into sections within sections and braiding it.